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Append content with Python to an existing Wiki Page via REST API

I'm trying to append content to an existing confluence wiki page. So far, I can see only PUT exists and it overwrites the whole page.

I also tried to pull the existing content, then append the changes automatically locally and then push again but for some reason, all the emojis/icons replaced with a blue star...

Extract data for edit:

response = requests.get("https://<compnay>" + page_id + "?type=blogpost&start=0&limit=10&expand=body.view",
auth=(email, apitoken), verify=False)

The PUT code example:

new_headers = {
'Content-Type': 'application/json',

data = r'{"id":"' + page_id + '",' \
'"type":"page",' \
'"title":"' + page_title + '",' \
'"space":{"key":"' + workspace + '"},' \
'"body":{"storage":' \
'{"value":"' \
'' + full_code + '<p />",' \
'"representation":"storage"}},"version":{"number":' + str((int(version_number) + 1)) + '}}'

response = requests.put('https://<company>'+page_id, headers=new_headers,
data=data, auth=(email, apitoken))

Which brings up 2 questions:

More Important: How is it possible to append content to an existing wiki page, without overwriting or deleting the existing content within it?
Less Important: Why the emojis changed to blue star? How can I avoid it?

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@Gadi Tabak  could you fetch in  & instead of 



Then you can do concatenation and push data.

I hope next example will help you




Well, it seems I was checking body.view instead of the whole time. This is the source to my mistake.

What I eventually did is to fetch the data from, then manipulated it with re Python library and sent it again to modify the page.


Thank you Gonchik for giving me this lead.

Like Gonchik Tsymzhitov likes this

You're welcome!

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